Special Issue "Forest Management and Silviculture to Address Phytopathological Threats"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2019
The capacity of forests to provide humans with essential ecosystem services, such as carbon sequestration, clean water and air, soil erosion protection, renewable biomass for fuel and materials, and habitats for biodiversity, is threatened by forest diseases caused by native or alien pathogens (fungi, oomycetes, bacteria, and viruses). Climate change may exacerbate this threat, at the same time as global transports and trade with plants increase risks for introduction of alien species. This development may challenge the forest resilience and calls for re-evaluation of management and silvicultural practices.
In this Special Issue of Forests, we focus on the interface between forest management and silviculture and forest pathology. We welcome original studies and critical reviews focusing on diseases and risks of diseases in managed forests. All stages of pathogen invasions and relevant interventions, as well as ecological, physiological and genetic studies with links to management practices are of interest. Relevant topics include but are not restricted to:
- management of risks and damage due to invasive pathogens;
- forest restoration and regeneration in stands affected by native or alien pathogens;
- pros and cons of new forest management regimes for forest health;
- new methods to control forest diseases and their integration to management regimes.
Dr. Johanna Witzell
Dr. Juan Antonio Martín
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Forests is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Forest diseases
- Forest management
- Introduced pathogens
- Forest decline